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After years of attempts, Democrats in the Washington House of Representatives passed a ban on assault weapons late Wednesday. The measure was approved one day after the House voted 52-44 requiring … more
A bill that would have given local governments in Eastern Washington more authority to kill and move wolves is likely dead. House Bill 1674 was introduced to the Washington Legislature earlier … more
OLYMPIA — More backyard cottages could soon pop up across Washington. So-called accessory dwelling units, often referred to as in-law suites, provide independent living  on the same lot … more
OLYMPIA — Law enforcement officers in Washington may soon have less legal protection if they engage in unconstitutional behavior. A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to tackle … more
The state Senate on Monday approved Senate Bill 5595, officially making “The Evergreen State” Washington’s nickname. The nickname had already been the state’s unofficial … more
Ashley Bonus said she began her fight against impaired driving after her sister, Stacy Gammons-Ankerfelt, died in an accident in 2012.  Now, she wants a new law that lowers the blood alcohol … more
Washington state might have an official nickname if a bill that passed a Senate committee becomes law, but it’s not really “new.” You’ve seen it on everything from license … more
Allisone McClanahan suffered from severe chronic pain and fibromyalgia. To ease her pain, the 26-year-old took a pain pill from a friend she thought contained oxycodone. Instead, she died of a drug … more
The war against the use of illegal fentanyl will get some extra help in the future from drug sniffing dogs trained to detect the substance. That’s the intent of House Bill 1635, introduced … more
The Running Start program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college level credits, will expand to include sophomores, if a proposal in the state Legislature is … more
State Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, criticized his Democratic colleagues on the state Senate Law and Justice Committee on Friday for rejecting Republican attempts to reform what he called a … more
Students should spend more time in school and less time on break so they retain the learning they acquire during the school year. That’s the opinion of Sen. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, … more
A marine biotoxin that causes diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in shellfish in Budd Inlet in Thurston County. As a result, the Washington State Department of … more
State Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, introduced a new bill last week that would reform the governor’s emergency powers, according to a statement released on Tuesday, Jan. 17.  House Bill … more
People who change their names to hide from their abusers should be afforded more privacy. That, at least, is the conclusion Maia Xiao came to after a transgender friend committed suicide after … more
State Sen. Jim McCune introduced legislation on Wednesday, Jan. 25, which would recognize the “fundamental rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their … more
Washingtonians for Wildlife Conservation announced last week that it intends to sue Gov. Jay Inslee for an “out of balance” wildlife commission that fails to represent multiple … more
A new bill in the Washington State Senate could lower the Blood Alcohol Content threshold for DUIs from 0.08 to 0.05 statewide. The bill, SB 5002, was put forward by state Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill … more
Consumers will be able to purchase more low-THC liquid-infused products in a single purchase if a bill in the Legislature wins approval.  “HB 1249 is necessary to ensure that the … more
OLYMPIA — Washington students may soon have another option in high school — a state-run apprenticeship program in a number of different fields. As the Legislature looks to tackle … more
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